High-Efficiency Common Heat Source for Field Food Service Equipment

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,989.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-10-C-6517
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-163-0254
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-163
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02421
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
111046152
Principal Investigator:
Jayanti Sinha
Associate Principal Engin
(617) 498-6125
Sinha.Jayanti@TIAXLLC.com
Business Contact:
Ren,e Wong
Contracting Officer
(781) 879-1286
wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The current common heat source for Marine Corps food service equipment is the Babington Airtronic burner, fielded first in the TRHS in 1996, and later in the M-59, FSU and EFK. A modern, highly fuel-efficient, common heat source is needed that can augment or replace the current burner system. The heat source, if fossil-fueled, is required to operate on logistic fuel (JP-8). TIAX has developed a patent-pending multi-fuel burner (which has already successfully operated with JP-8, DF-2, gasoline and propane) that has high-efficiency, low emissions, low parasitic power consumption, and is reliable and simple to maintain. The successful completion of Phase I will establish the feasibility and design of a high-efficiency burner heat source and mating hardware to be retrofitted to a TRHS. The Phase I effort will provide a foundation for Phase II development of a manufacturable prototype heat source and mating hardware. The successful completion of Phase II will result in a modern, high-efficiency, low-emissions, common heat source for existing Marine Corps food service equipment.

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